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Bizarre announcement from the Kraken involving Shane Wright and it raises serious questions

Published December 21, 2023 at 4:14 PM

Very soon, the famous World Junior Hockey Championship will finally get underway, a superb holiday tradition!

See the first lines revealed today for Team Canada.


Geekie - Poitras - Savoie
Minten - Celebrini - Dumais
Cowan - Yager - Wood
Allard - Beck - Danielson


Mateychuk - Lamoureux
Furlong - Bonk
Molendyk - Warren



The presence of Boston Bruins player Matt Poitras is noted, as is the presence of Owen Beck from the Montreal Canadiens on the fourth line.

Following the unveiling of this lineup, several observers also noted the absence of players.

Notably, that of Shane Wright, which is indeed difficult to understand:

"I don't understand why Zach Benson and Shane Wright were not loaned to Team Canada Junior.

Benson plays for a bottom-ranking club and Wright plays in the AHL. It would have been good for their confidence to go dominate the tournament, it seems!"

- Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

It's true that it's a strange decision, especially regarding Shane Wright.

Why does the Kraken constantly prevent him from having opportunities to play meaningful hockey for him and his development?

They recently announced that he would not be loaned to Canada.

It's weird..

What would they have lost by loaning him for two weeks to Team Canada Junior? Anyway, Wright plays in their AHL team and they have been recalling the whole city for a few weeks to avoid promoting him with the Kraken.

One imagines they have a plan and know what they're doing, but it's a decision that's causing a buzz. It could have been a nice addition to the team.

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